Indian woman gymnast Dipa Karmakar missed out on a historic medal in the vault competiton by a whisker as she finished a creditable fourth in the final of the Olympic Games here on Sunday.
Dipa averaged 15.066 points to finish fourth.
Sticking her best landing on the Tsukahara routine, keeping compact her feet, she would start with a 14.866. Then, seamlessly, she would pull off the Produnova — the low landing causing some anxiety before she would achieve a 15.266. This would take her to 15.066, and second position, putting her into contention for a historic medal.
With Simone Biles left, Dipa was third. The stunning Cheng got the American 15.900, and the next gave her the gold. In turn, it pushed Dipa to the fourth position